Nikon D80 or Nikon D90

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by pratik patel, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. pratik patel macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2009
    past few months have been looking to buy a new DSLR have zeroed out on Nikon D80 and D90,

    should i go with D80 18 to 135 mm lens or d 90 18-105mm lens.

    Thank you,

  2. NinjaMonkey macrumors regular

    Nov 19, 2003
    The D90 is cleaner at high ISO and the metering seems to be a bit better than the D80.

    As for the lenses I have the 18-105 and I'd say it's okay. There is some distortion at 18mm. It is a pretty good starter lense but depending on what you are going to shoot you may want to upgrade eventually.

    I've never used the 18-135 so I can't give an opinion on that.
  3. pratik patel thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2009

    thanks dude.... :)
  4. iTiki macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2007
    Maui, Hawaii
    I have the D90 with the 16-85 VR and love it. Just another combo to consider.
  5. rogersmj macrumors 68020


    Sep 10, 2006
    Indianapolis, IN
    The D90 is a great body (I have one and love it), but it is nearly twice as expensive as what you can find a used D80 for so just make sure it's worth it to you. I shoot every single day, so it was worth it for me, with the main advantages being:

    - Better high ISO performance
    - Bigger, brighter, better LCD screen -- this thing is fantastic
    - Improved matrix metering

    Other smaller things that add up for me also are:
    - Live view (I don't use it often, but on occasion it's *really* handy)
    - Built-in anti-dust feature

    And of course there's video if you care, but I still haven't used that except for shooting one test vid just to see how it works.

    Those changes made it worth the extra $400 and change over a D80 for me.

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